Leading ships into New York harbor is the oldest standing lighthouse in the country located on the grounds of Fort Hancock in Highlands, New Jersey. This lighthouse and its original tower has been located here since 1764 and has been lit continuously but for a period during WWII. We'd gotten clearance to shoot into darkness from the National Parks Service but had an early curfew and had to clear the grounds by 8pm. Fortunately darkness was still setting in early at this time of year and the skies offered ample stars for about an hour of our time on the grounds. The moon was in its early crescent stage though still bright during the long 20 second exposure needed to capture the stars. The beacon is constant making exposure difficult because it appears so bright.
March 2, 2017 7:43pm 41° 15-20mph wind
Nikon D4 14mm lens ISO 400 F2.8 13secs